Oracle announced that Cybereason has adopted Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as its preferred platform to power the Cybereason Defense Platform and support its global expansion. The companies also entered into a partnership to jointly market and sell solutions. Cybereason’s endpoint protection platform is optimised for delivery via Oracle’s second-generation global cloud regions. The solution is available through Cybereason and in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.
Cybereason joins a growing roster of companies adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for security and price performance advantages delivered across its global cloud footprint. Adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will enhance Cybereason’s ability to deliver insights into threats across thousands of endpoints. Oracle Cloud global footprint will enable Cybereason to offer in-country hosting in more locations for meeting regulatory data sovereignty requirements.
“The discussion with Oracle started a year ago and has resulted in the current day partnership.”
Enterprise customers will benefit from the Cybereason Defense Platform machine learning prevention, detection and automated remediation capabilities. The Cybereason Defense Platform combines the industry’s detection and response, next-gen anti-virus, and proactive threat hunting to deliver context-rich analysis of every element of a malicious operation. The result: defenders can end cyber-attacks from endpoints to everywhere.
According to Shai Horovitz, Chief Revenue Officer at Cybereason, the vendor is planning for exponential growth in the next few years. The vendor relies on a lot of big data collected from endpoints in the enterprise. The analysis is done using an artificial intelligence engine hosted in the cloud. Hence it was important for Cybereason to align with one or two players in the cloud to jointly invest in infrastructure and compute.
Another requirement was to have a cloud provider that has both a global and regional view of markets and understands the complexity of data governance. The discussion with Oracle started a year ago and has resulted in the current day partnership. Horovitz believes that cloud providers have significant access to the market. And Oracle’s focus is around moving mission critical workloads into their second-generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and that includes the Cybereason product portfolio.
According to Tarek Kuzbari, Regional Director, Middle East and Turkey, at Cybereason, this has been a tremendous year, with the Covid crises leading to an acceleration of digital transformation. Kuzbari points out, according to IDC, 55% of regional CIOs are accelerating their digital transformation efforts.
“Cybereason understands the customer’s digital transformation journey and is committed to protecting them at every stage.”
The growth of public cloud in the region, growing at about 25% CAGR from 2020, into the next four or five years, is also a strong driver for Cybereason solutions in the Middle East. Cybereason understands the customer’s digital transformation journey and is committed to protecting them at every stage.
“While selecting the cloud provider, Cybereason put a lot of emphasis on technical due diligence.”
Many enterprises are in a transition to move to the cloud and require both an on-premises and a cloud offering. Large enterprises, governments, and public sector organisations are in different stages of using the cloud and require cybersecurity solutions to be available in a similar fashion. Since Oracle Cloud Infrastructure reflects a similar approach towards understanding its customers, this was another reason to partner with them according to Horovitz.
While selecting the cloud provider, Cybereason put a lot of emphasis on technical due diligence, since all cloud providers have strengths and weaknesses. Since there is a lot of technology being developed, customers should test the solutions for themselves and use third party validation, as well.
Cybereason’s decisions were also influenced by the cost of operating in the cloud and the emphasis on data sovereignty and data security from its customers. According to Horovitz, enterprises are demanding higher accountability from cloud providers around data sovereignty, where they want to own their data.
Cybereason has partnered with second generation OCI to deliver security services globally, regionally, assuring its customers of data sovereignty.